Learning computer programming mandatory for youths
Live Correspondent: State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak has underscored the need for learning commuter programming by the youths to make them eligible in leading the country digitally coping with the modern world.
"Our youths are very much talented …Bangladesh could comply with the modern digital world by exploiting their talent," he said while addressing the concluding session of the 'National High School Programming Competition (NHSPC) 2021' after connecting with zoom platform in Dhaka on Saturday.
Palak said, "Learning computer programming is mandatory for the youths to make them qualified for leading the digital world at home and abroad." The online programming for the students was organized by the ICT division with the slogan 'Januk Sabai Dekhao Tumi.'
Terming the youths as very talented, the state minister said only proper utilization of their talent could make the country able in launching and discover the satellite from this soil.
"But the opportunity to fulfill their [youths] dreams will not come into the light if we could not at least teach them programming", he said.
He said if they (youths) know to program, a future skilled based language would make them capable of communicating in all global languages.
Even programming is essential to operate driverless vehicles which are ensuing in the country under modern technology, he added.
Bhasaguru, a software of nine comprehensive languages developed with the assistance of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), has been prepared to communicate with all the languages in the world with this application.
Chaired by Bangladesh Computer Council’s Executive Director Partho Pratim Dev, the program also was addressed, among others, by ICT Division Senior Secretary NM Ziaul Alam, Professor Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, and Professor Mohammad Kaikobad.
A total of 11,693 students from 444 Upazilas across the country participated in the four-hour-long programming and quiz competition.
Dhaka, 12 June (campuslive24.com)//BSC